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Visiting my favorite pier groupies.

A few of the regulars at the pier; the famous great blue heron/great egret hybrid, a ruddy turnstone, a reddish egret, lots of snowy egrets always looking for a handout and great blue heron and reddish egret fighting over space … Continue reading

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Red things in the water at Fort Desoto

It’s always fun to see Red breasted mergansers swimming around near the shore line at Fort Desoto. They are always bobbing for fish and stay busy preening themselves.  There were several swimming around in a shallow lagoon near the north … Continue reading

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Birds at Lighthouse Beach

Close up of a juvenile reddish egret. He was hanging around the fisherman on the beach. Laughing gulls on the beach. One screaming and one hopping around on one foot. Snowy egrets around the pier. There’s always an osprey nest … Continue reading

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A rare hybrid and the usual birds at Fort Desoto.

A reddish egret hanging around the fishing pier. This is the rare hybrid that was seen recently hanging around the fishing pier. Local experts say it’s a cross between  a great blue heron and a great egret. He’s got a … Continue reading

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Usual and unusual at the fishing pier.

Two baby osprey were peaking out over the nest in the parking lot and the nest on top of the smoke stack next to the bait store. Dad was close by with lunch. I think he was going to eat … Continue reading

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At the fishing pier

These two female red breasted mergansers are still hanging around the fishing pier. They should be north for the summer by now. A ruddy turnstone on the rocks. A royal tern brings her a fish. Since she’s eating it, I … Continue reading

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Another Saturday morning walk at the Fort Desoto fishing pier

I caught this kestrel flying over my head. He flew over to the top of a pine tree. Then a frigatebird flew close to the pier. A juvenile hawk.  He let me get pretty close. The young reddish egret is … Continue reading

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Birds at the fishing pier

Snowy egrets waiting for a handout from a fisherman. Cormorants keeping an eye on things from up high. The juvenile reddish egret is still hanging around the pier. The usual oystercatcher couple trying to stand out in the crowd. A … Continue reading

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A Big Red addiction

I had not been to Fort Desoto in a couple of weeks so I headed to the park on a recent Saturday morning not expecting to find much. It was right before the bulk of the fall migrating birds had … Continue reading

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Saturday morning walk on the fishing pier

Another sighting of the juvenile reddish egret. He’s just a little bit bigger than when I saw him a few weeks ago. The juvenile osprey flying by the pier. Great blue heron flyby. Black skimmers cruising by the fishing pier. … Continue reading

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